Hurray for the Red, White and Blue! Start Prepping for Your Fourth of July Party

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Are you throwing a 4th of July party next week? This year, set up your table in style and aim for something a little more elegant. We love this tablescape designed by Star White from Camp Makery. Although the entire design uses a very patriotic scheme of red, white and blue, it has unexpected bursts of gold and geometric pattern.

Photography: Jessica Noelle Photography

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Star used our Rope Outdoor Dinnerware and Meredith Brass Lanterns to add functional glamour to the setting.

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One of our favorite parts of this beautiful set up is the stunning DIY ribbon chandelier — which is surprisingly easy to make. Take a look at Star’s DIY instructions below, so you can make one of your own!

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Supplies:
2 wreath frame hoops, 1 large, 1 small (found at Joann’s Fabric)
Ribbon without wire (2 spools of the 25 yard and 3 spools of the smaller gold ribbon)
Fishing wire
Scissors
Hot glue
Measuring tape
Hook

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Step 1: Begin by creating the framework of the chandelier. This can be done by cutting 3 equal lengths of fishing wire and securing them evenly around the outer-most ring of your small wreath frame. Attach the fishing wire to your hook. Repeat this process to attach the larger wreath frame below, this time securing the fishing wire around the small wreath frame. You are shooting for the 2 frames to be balanced and not falling to one side when you hold up the hook.

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Step 2: Measure and cut your ribbon. The size of chandelier you want will determine the length of your ribbon. Cut a test ribbon to see if you like the length; then, proceed to cut enough ribbon to fill the circumference of the frame. I chose a sturdy (but wireless) ribbon in blue and white, as well as a thin gold ribbon to add a little flair! I cut each ribbon to 50 inches, and this created quite a large chandelier. Using your hot glue gun, begin attaching the ribbon along the outer-most wire of your large wreath frame.

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Step 3: Once the large frame is complete, begin pulling each ribbon up through the center of the wreath to then attach to the smaller frame. You will have to overlap the ribbon on the smaller frame. Be sure to stagger the order of the ribbon you are gluing to the small frame, instead of gluing one, then the one next to it, and so on. This will help keep the ribbon balanced and not get twisted or off-center. Check to see if each ribbon is securely glued in place, and add glue as needed. If your chandelier is going outside like mine, you will be grateful for the extra little effort (Kansas is WINDY, ya’ll!). Where you have it! A bold statement centerpiece that really adds a fun, visual focal point.

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Hooray for the red, white and blue! Tell us: How do you plan on celebrating the Fourth of July this year?

 

2 thoughts on “Hurray for the Red, White and Blue! Start Prepping for Your Fourth of July Party

  1. Janis Dean-Cecil

    We’re having friends and family over for BBQ, goibg to smoke brisket, chicken, lots of sides.I bought lots of galvanized entertaining pieces and lots of decorations. Going to have a photo booth set up w western, patriotic, redneck theme. Happy 4th of July!

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